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Date published: August 14, 2020

Geochemical and mineralogical analyses of uranium ores from the Hack II and Pigeon deposits, solution-collapse breccia pipes, Grand Canyon region, Mohave and Coconino Counties, Arizona, USA

This data release compiles the whole-rock geochemistry, X-ray diffraction, and electron microscopy analyses of samples collected from the uranium ore bodies of two mined-out deposits in the Grand Canyon region of northwestern Arizona - the Hack II and Pigeon deposits. The samples are grab samples of ore collected underground at each mine by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) during the mid

Date published: August 4, 2020

Table of electron probe microanalyses of native copper and sulfide minerals from the White Pine sediment-hosted copper deposit, Michigan

This data release provides electron microprobe geochemical data that was collected as part of a scoping study to evaluate whether unconventional critical element resources may be associated with sediment-hosted copper systems in the Midcontinent Rift. We report abundances of trace elements in native copper and sulfide minerals in 12 thin sections from samples of the Mesoproterozoic lower...

Date published: June 30, 2020

Tables of electron probe microanalyses from the Copperwood sediment-hosted stratiform copper deposit, Michigan, USA

This data release provides electron microprobe analyses of ore minerals from the Copperwood sediment-hosted stratiform copper deposit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The minerals include bornite, chalcocite, native copper, native silver, and pyrite. Minerals were analyzed for Ag, As, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, Ni, Pb, S, Sb, and Zn. Results with acceptable totals that lie bet

Date published: January 6, 2020

Table of Electron Probe Microanalyses of Cassiterite from the Sullivan Pb-Zn-Ag Deposit, British Columbia

This dataset contains results from electron microprobe analyses of cassiterite from the Sullivan Pb-Zn-Ag deposit, British Columbia. These data were collected from two samples and may not reflect the overall variability present at the deposit. An ASCII text file of results is provided in comma-separated by value (csv) format. The file has the name “2019-07-09_Sullivan_Cassiterite%

Date published: October 16, 2019

Data Dictionary for Electron Microprobe Data Collected with Probe for EPMA Software Package Developed by Probe Software

This data dictionary describes most of the possible output options given in the Probe for EPMA software package developed by Probe Software. Examples of the data output options include sample identification, analytical conditions, elemental weight percents, atomic percents, detection limits, and stage coordinates. Many more options are available and the data that is output will depen

Date published: March 15, 2019

Electron microprobe geochemistry of apatite crystals in the iron oxide-apatite ores of the Adirondack Mountains, New York, 2016-2017

The iron oxide-apatite (IOA) deposits near Mineville in the Adirondack Mountains, New York, have been of interest for their rich magnetite ore since the mid-1700s but have attracted renewed attention due to their potential as rare earth element (REE) resources (McKeown and Klemic, 1956; Lupulescu and others, 2016; Taylor and others, 2018). Apatite is the main REE-host a

Date published: September 12, 2018

Lung Bioassay of Ground Dwelling Mammals from the Grand Canyon Uranium Breccia Pipe Region Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

Small mammal lung tissue sections were examined to help assess the effects of weathering on bioavailability and toxicity from sites in different phases of the mine cycle within the Grand Canyon area. Hematoxylin and eosin slides of lung tissue from brush mouse, deer mice, and pocket gophers were examined by a veterinary pathologist who marked areas of the tissue that showed normal, inflamm...

Date published: July 5, 2018

In situ geochemical data related to the gold-quartz veins of Grass Valley, California, 2014-2015

In situ geochemical data were obtained for pyrite crystals and native gold from two distinct vein sets in the Grass Valley gold district, California. Samples of the N-S (north-south-trending) veins were collected underground at the Empire Mine State Historic Park and samples of the E-W (east-west-trending) veins were collected from drill core provided by the Idaho-Maryland Mining Corpor

Date published: January 24, 2018

Spectroscopy of Expanded Vermiculite Products and Insulation

This dataset contains descriptions and analytical data (i.e., electron microprobe, X-ray diffraction, spectral reflectance, and scanning electron microprobe analyses) for unexpanded and expanded vermiculite samples. These data are provided for 52 samples of vermiculite attic insulation, horticultural products, aggregate, and packing materials derived from mines near Enoree, So

Date published: December 20, 2017

Whole rock, soil, sediment, x-ray diffraction, and electron microprobe analyses of samples from the Orange Hill-Bond Creek area, Nabesna Quadrangle, Alaska

This data release includes geochemical, x-ray diffraction mineralogical, and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) data on rocks, soils, and sediments collected near the Orange Hill and Bond Creek porphyry copper deposits, Nabesna quadrangle, Alaska. Geochemical analyses were completed by a laboratory under contract with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Electron microprobe and

Date published: November 16, 2016

Particulate Matter Identification in Lung Tissue from Deployers, Positive, and Negative controls Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (2013-2016)

We developed and tested a new method for in situ characterization and distribution of inorganic particles in biopsied lung tissue from three diverse human subject groups using field emission scanning electron microscopy with an energy dispersive analyzer. Backscattered electron and secondary electron images of particulate matter in lung tissue were acquired. Inorganic particulate matter in the...